Applicants to Ponce Health Sciences University are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, fitness and aptitude for the study and other personal qualifications. The Admissions Committees also gives consideration to the use of language, special aptitudes, mechanical skills, stamina, perseverance, and motivation. Students are admitted on the basis of individual qualifications, regardless of handicap, sex, race, religion, age, national origin, marital status, neither sexual nor political orientation.
PHSU Admissions Office and the Admissions Committees act in accordance with “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990” which includes changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, which became effective on January 1, 2009. Once the candidate is accepted, if he/she needs special accommodations, he/she is responsible to contact the Academic Affairs Office for further information. It is the student’s responsibility to make his/her condition known to PHSU Administrators and to seek out assistance.
Applicants with disabilities will be evaluated on a case by case basis in accordance with the medical technical standard guidelines as suggested by the Association of American Medical Colleges. All students must possess the physical and emotional capabilities required to independently undertake the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the faculty.
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AMCAS for admissions to the MD Program
MD Advanced Standing (Transfer) Application can be obtained through the Admissions Office.
Application for Admission to:
- PhD in Biomedical Sciences
- Clinical Psychology (PsyD & PhD)
- Master in Public Health (MPH)
- DrPH in Epidemiology
- Professional Certificate in Family and Couples Therapy
- Master of Science in Medical Sciences(MSMS)
- Professional Certificate in Neuroscience of Learning
Alumni Application for Additional Course / Audit Student can be obtained through the Admissions Office.
Letter of Recommendation Format – Use this format for admission to PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Public Health and Family and Couples Therapy.
For admission to the MD Program, no format is required. Please note that letters must be submitted to AMCAS.